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Common Pleas Judge - General Division-Term Commences 02/09/2023

Responsibilities: To preside at trials of both civil and criminal cases; to supervise the jury commission, grand jury, and other departments of the court.Term: 6 yearsSalary: $158,206.

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    Jeffrey L. Reed
    (Rep)

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(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years).

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?

Current Job Position Judge, Common Pleas Court of Allen County General Division
Education BA The Ohio State University 1980; JD Ohio Northern University 1983
Training & Experience 1983-85 Law Clerk for Third District Court of Appeals; 1985-88 Court Administrator/Referee Allen County Probate Court; Referee Allen County Juvenile Court; 1988-98 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Allen County, Ohio; 1989-99 Private Practice with Siferd & Reed, Lima, Ohio, 1999 -present Judge Allen County Common Pleas Court, General Division
Judge, Allen County Common Pleas Court, General Division Elected to Allen County Common Pleas Court in November, 1998 First Six Year Term began Feb. 9, 1999 Second Six Year Term began Feb. 9, 2005 Third Six Year Term began Feb. 9, 2011 Fourth Six Year Term began Feb. 9, 2017

Member of Ohio Jury Instructions Committee Past Member Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee Past President -Ohio Common Pleas Judges Assoc. Faculty Member-Ohio Death Penalty Seminar for Judges Past Member-supreme Court Specialized Docket Committee
Extensive experience in court administration, criminal and civil litigation 1983-85 Law Clerk for Third District Court of Appeals 1985-88 Court Administrator/Referee Allen County Probate Court Referee Allen County Juvenile Court 1988-98 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Allen County, Ohio 1989-99 Private Practice with Siferd & Reed, Lima, Ohio,

My goal is to continue providing fair, impartial and equitable justice for all of the citizens of Allen County.